• Description

    Titles read: "NOW Something else specially taken for the Ladies - Feminine Pictorialities No. 17 - Taking the "add" from Adipose."

    Location of events unknown - could be Pathe Studio.

    Several shots show women exercising to become slimmer - a line of chorus girls do a high-kicking routine on a beach wall, girls use rowing and running machines, help each other do extreme stretches and use slimming machines that roll away the fat.

    A woman lies on a bench, covered with a towel, while a beauty therapist (looking like a nurse) pummels and massages her back. The woman gets up and walks over to a bath. She places a wooden panel in the bath that creates tiny bubbles by way of an electric air compressor. The bubbles penetrate the skin and give internal massage to the body. A tube of gunk is emptied into the bath. This creates foam that keeps the heat below the surface of the water. The beauty therapist puts some of the foam into a towel, scrunches it up then opens the towel to show us it has disappeared, it is so light! (It is actually on the other side of the towel.)

    The woman gets into the tub, and languishes there among the thick foam. Half an hour of this will take off anything between 2 and 7 lbs.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:50:00 / 01:35:57:00
    PSP 840
    Sort Number:
    PSP 840
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
    Glamour prog 3 BIB-HISTORY OF HEALTH BIB Edit Clips Slimming Great British Workout jane FRY - health Vintage Beauty
    Feminine Pictorialities
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